A story that hits close to home!

Jason Morris

Every so often I will blog on a story that hits close to home, this is one of those stories.  I hear it time and time again from temporary agencies, they don’t have the budget to justify spending money on  quality background checks.  I am not aware yet who the temporary agency is but…… ones reputation is difficult to re-invent.

Rape suspect at UH has criminal past

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Harlan Spector

Plain Dealer Reporter

A nurse’s aide charged with raping a patient in the
psychiatric unit of University Hospitals is a convicted
felon who hospital officials said should not have been
working there.

Herman Brown, 40, had been a temporary worker at the
hospital’s Hanna Pavilion since April. The temporary
agency that employed Brown was responsible for background
checks, a hospital official said.

Brown is charged with entering a 20-year-old
patient’s room while she slept and raping her the night
of May 11.

The hospital is investigating why the temporary agency
placed the worker at UH, said Rob Whitehouse, vice president
of communications.

A person who answered the agency phone number provided by
police declined to comment.

Brown, whose address is listed as West Avenue in
Cleveland, has a history of arrests on charges including
theft, forgery, aggravated burglary and drug abuse. He was
sentenced to 18 months in prison in 1996, court records

In a subsequent probation violation, Brown was ordered not
to work at a nursing home.

More recently, he was convicted in January of drug abuse
in Bedford Municipal Court.

Brown is in jail on a $1 million bond after appearing in
court Thursday on the rape charge. University Circle police
are investigating.

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  • Anonymous

    It has been two years since this terriable crime has happened. But I want others to know I have forgiven Herman Brown for rapeing me the night of May 11, 2007. I got the help and support I needed. And I have moved on with my life. I want others to know about the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. If you or someone you know has fell victim of sexual assualt contact them at 216-619-6194, or 216-619-6192.